Opponent Gillum Signed Radical Group’s Pledge

Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum claimed during Sunday night’s televised debate that he had “no idea” what opponent Ron DeSantis was referring to when referencing a pledge Gillum signed that supports a “radical manifesto.”

“Andrew signed a pledge with the Dream Defenders pledging his support, this radical manifesto,” DeSantis said.“I have no idea what pledge he is talking about,” Gillum replied.

In fact, Gillum did sign a pledge in June 2018 along with three other Democratic gubernatorial candidates supporting the Dream Defenders, a group that seeks to cultivate “a new generation” of young radical activists. He also has evidenced a close personal and professional relationship with the group and its co-founder, Phillip Agnew, who has said he considers Gillum “part of the movement.”